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Organizers tout Detroit ‘show above the show’

SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY: PART MUST CREDIT ICON AIRCRAFTASSOCIATED PRESSDetroit - 19 September 20221. Attendees walk around the floor of the North American International Auto ShowASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Detroit - 14 September 20222. A Ford F-150 Lightning electric truck is driven on a closed course at the auto showANNOTATION: The Detroit auto show has always been about the roar. ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Detroit - 14 September 20223. A screen reads (English): "The All-New 2024 Ford Mustang"ANNOTATION: Of the crowds.ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Detroit - 14 September 20224. Ford unveils the new MustangANNOTATION: And the engines.ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Detroit - 14 September 20225. A person walks past a new MustangANNOTATION: This year's installment of the show is also about something else.ASSOCIATED PRESSDetroit - 16 September 20226. An ICON A5 takes off at Coleman A. Young International AirportANNOTATION: The soar.ASSOCIATED PRESSDetroit - 16 September 20227. The view of Detroit (right) and Windsor, Ontario (left) as the A5 soars above the Detroit River, which separates the two cities ANNOTATION: In addition to the latest offerings from some of the world's top automakers, show organizers are providing what they call "the show above the show."ASSOCIATED PRESSDetroit - 16 September 20228. Suzanne Clavette, ICON Aircraft's marketing manager, pilots an ICON A5ASSOCIATED PRESSDetroit - 19 September 20229. John George, chief creative officer of the Air Mobility Experience, opens the cockpit of an AIR ONE two-seat electric aircraftANNOTATION: The Air Mobility Experience features displays and demonstrations from six air mobility innovators. ASSOCIATED PRESSDetroit - 19 September 202210. SOUNDBITE (English) John George, Air Mobility Experience chief creative officer:++PARTIALLY COVERED++"Feels like the future. I think we've all asked this question, I know I have, since I was a kid: 'When was that future going to arrive?' ... And the answer is: 'Now.'"11. George sits in the AIR ONE12. Various of auto show attendees taking photos of the ASX's Sigma-6 electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraftANNOTATION: Show-goers can see some of the air mobility conveyances on display on the show floor, while others have been visible in the skies above the city.ASSOCIATED PRESSDetroit - 16 September 202213. Clavette closes the cockpit of an A5 at Young Airport14. Clavette removes a chock from one of the A5's wheels15. Clavette turns on the aircraft's ignition, starting the propeller into motionANNOTATION: That includes the ICON A5, a two-seat, amphibious, light-sport aircraft with retractable wings.ASSOCIATED PRESSDetroit - 16 September 202216. An A5 sits on the runway, ready to begin taxiing17. An A5 glides above the river, as seen from the cockpit of another A5ANNOTATION: ICON Aircraft pilots provided demonstration flights that featured landings on the Detroit River separating Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.ICON AIRCRAFT – MUST CREDIT ICON AIRCRAFTDetroit, Michigan, US - 17 September 202218. George and an ICON pilot fly in an A5 above the riverASSOCIATED PRESSDetroit - 16 September 202219. SOUNDBITE (English) Suzanne Clavette, ICON marketing manager and pilot:++PARTIALLY COVERED++"We've taken a few people out to the Detroit River. We pass downtown, and you see the whole spectacle of the auto show. And then we do some water landings around Belle Isle, and the reaction landing on the water is always my favorite." 20. An A5 lands on the riverASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Detroit - 14 September 202221. A person cleans a Chevrolet Corvette at the auto showANNOTATION: The Detroit auto show last was held in 2019. It returned last week on a smaller scale with fewer debuts and journalists and less-glitzy displays.ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Detroit - 14 September 202222. A Ford Bronco is driven on a closed course23. A Cadillac Lyriq electric SUV on displayASSOCIATED PRESSDetroit - 16 September 202224. Various of an A5 sailing along the Detroit River ANNOTATION: Hosting the show in September has allowed carmakers and the air mobility companies to make use of the great outdoors.ASSOCIATED PRESSDetroit - 19 September 202225. SOUNDBITE (English) John George, Air Mobility Experience chief creative officer:++PARTIALLY COVERED++"Honestly, I think this is the future of shows. It's no longer just an auto show. It's a mobility show, which gives you a glimpse of all of those vehicle types, including the ones that fly." 26. George closes the AIR ONE's cockpit STORYLINE:The Detroit auto show has returned after a three-year absence with a roar. And a soar.Visitors to the prestigious North American International Auto Show, which kicked off last week, can lay eyes on the latest offerings from some of the world's biggest automakers, as they've been able to in years past.But this time around, they also can check out what organizers are calling "the show above the show."The Air Mobility Experience features displays and demonstrations from six air mobility innovators — representing five countries — that include electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, a hoverbike, a hoverboard and a jet suit."Feels like the future," said John George, chief creative officer of the Air Mobility Experience. "We've all asked this question — I know I have, since I was a kid: 'When was that future going to arrive?'""And the answer is: 'Now,'" he said.Show-goers can see some air mobility conveyances on display on the show floor, while others have been visible in the skies above the city.That includes the ICON A5, a two-seat, amphibious, light-sport aircraft with retractable wings that enable owners to haul it in a trailer behind a truck, SUV or other vehicle. Pilots from Vacaville, California-based ICON Aircraft provided demonstration flights along the Detroit River that featured landings on the waterway that separates Detroit and Windsor, Ontario."The reaction (of passengers) landing on the water is always my favorite," said Suzanne Clavette, ICON's marketing manager and a pilot who flew some of the A5 demo flights that passed by the downtown Huntington Place convention center that hosts the auto show. NAIAS last was held in January 2019. It returned last week on a smaller scale with fewer new model debuts and journalists, and less-glitzy displays.But hosting the show in September has allowed carmakers — including Ford Motor Co., which debuted the new Mustang at downtown's Hart Plaza — and the air mobility companies to make use of the great outdoors."Honestly, I think this is the future of shows. It's no longer just an auto show. It's a mobility show, which gives you a glimpse of all of those vehicle types, including the ones that fly," George said. 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